admonish (one) for (something)

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admonish (one) for (something)

To reprimand one for a wrongdoing. Katherine admonished Theresa for arriving late to work.
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admonish someone for something

to warn or scold someone mildly for doing something. The nurse admonished the patient for not eating her dinner.
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The request came a day after the minister chaired a meeting of officials where he reportedly admonished them for telling 'stories' about the department's better performance.
Prior to the application, Rasheed chaired a meeting of railways officials where he reportedly admonished them for telling 'stories' about the department's better performance.
Wednesday morning, Ishaq and his nephew Ali again admonished them for sexual harassment of women who came to buy milk from, they vagabonds beat up them severely.